Kim Kaupe is the co-founder of ZinePak, a custom publication company that creates engaging fan packages for entertainers, brands, and celebrities. Since starting the company in January 2011 with co-founder Brittany Hodak, ZinePak has grown into a team of 10 powerhouse ladies churning out packages for A-list entertainers such as Taylor Swift, KISS, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons and The Beach Boys. To date consumers have spent more than $25 million on ZinePak products in 16 countries.
Kim has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Music, Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40, and Inc.’s 35 Under 35 list while ZinePak was hailed as a Top 30 Startup to Watch by Entrepreneur, and dubbed an “overnight success” by Inc. Magazine. She was most recently seen on ABC’s hit primetime show, Shark Tank, securing offers from 4 out of 5 sharks. Kim’s articles have also appeared in numerous media outlets including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Woman.
When not building upon her dream of ZinePak with Brittany, Kim enjoys good music, witty banter, and commenting on life and entrepreneurship on her blog, Start Up & The City. If you don’t interrupt her during one of her beloved Florida Gator games, she is always up for a conversation, laugh, or figuring out a master plan on how she can meet and hug one of her idols, Harrison Ford.
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